UMO Washington Gives Back on Thanksgiving with 10:10:10 Initiative

UMO Washington Gives Back on Thanksgiving with 10:10:10 Initiative

WASHINGTON- In celebration of the University Of Mount Olive at Washington’s 10 Year Anniversary, Travis Kinsey, admission representative, thought of the “10:10:10 Initiative – Giving Back on Thanksgiving,” which incorporated 10 years, 10 families, and 10 ways of saying “thank you.”

For every year of UMO at Washington’s existence, the staff, faculty, and students donated non-perishable items towards Thanksgiving dinners for 10 deserving families in Washington’s local communities. On November 19, the families picked up their boxes and were greatly appreciative.

One family had experienced a recent house fire and another family had been involved in a serious car accident resulting in one of their family members’ legs being amputated. Another recipient was homebound and unable to pick up the donated box. A UMO at Washington staff member delivered the box to the home.

“UMO at Washington’s 10:10:10 Initiative – Giving Back on Thanksgiving was indeed a rewarding experience for all involved,” smiled Kinsey. “Together, we made a difference!”

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit

(L-R):  Dr. Guy Bradbury, Jessica Whitfield, Stacy House, Donna Waters, Jackie Satterwhite, Lita Ward, Pamela Riggs, Tiffany Wilson, and Travis Kinsey.